KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal put on a century stand, take Kings XI Punjab to a six-wicket win

KL Rahul

KL Rahul

Sunrisers Hyderabad jogged in to bat at the PCA Stadium with the best opening pair in the IPL this season. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have given three century stands to their side. Be that as it may, Monday would not have been their day, as hosts Kings XI Punjab concocted an arrangement and after that executed it to flawlessness, breaking the Warner-Bairstow association ahead of schedule to prevent SRH from fleeing with the amusement. ((Full Scorecard))

The hosts at that point delivered a century remain with KL Rahul (71* off 53 balls) and Mayank Agarwal (55 off 43) including 114 for the second wicket to seal the amusement by six wickets.

Rulers XI Punjab, notwithstanding losing Chris Gayle ahead of schedule to Rashid Khan, started well, hustling to 86 for one out of 11 overs. SRH required early wickets however their inability to do as such demonstrated expensive as even a late burst of wickets couldn’t safeguard them. At last, Kings XI won with one ball to save.

Rahul batted out the innings. He and Mayank approached their assignment easily and didn’t appear to be excessively influenced by Gayle’s wicket. At the point when the two were isolated at last, Kings XI required only 19 keeps running off 17 conveyances.

Prior, even with restrained bowling, SRH could hit only two sixes and 12 fours through their whole innings.

As Bairstow died for one to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Warner had no real option except to burrow profound and sit tight for circumstances. His unbeaten 70 off 62 balls (6×4, 1×6), and an appearance by Deepak Hooda (14*) helped SRH come to a decent 150 for four out of 20 overs.

SRH crept to 27 for 1 after the initial six overs and it appeared Kings XI Punjab’s choice to bowl was satisfying. The pivotal wicket of Bairstow was sufficient to hold SRH under wraps as the bowling line-up, including Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb, captain Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami did everything right. Only two fours came till the primary key time out in the ninth over, underlining the influence Kings XI held over SRH.

Vitally for SRH, Warner demonstrated guts to battle it out. Abnormal it might appear, yet Warner needed to granulate it out and continue hanging tight for free balls which only occasionally came. Warner was associated with two urgent organizations which guaranteed SRH bolwers had something to protect. He included 49 with Vijay Shankar for the second wicket and later included 55 for the third with Pandey (19).

Warner’s initial six came in the sixteenth over of Mujeeb, with the group’s 100 happening to 15.3 overs. Hooda then utilized the long handle to great impact in the last finished, hitting Shami for a six and two fours. Mujeeb, yielding 34 in his four overs, ended up being the most costly of the Punjab bowlers while Rajpoot surrendered only 21 yet went wicket-less.

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